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Tata seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeover bids, report says

Tata Sons is buying as much as $312 million of Tata Motors shares, as India's biggest conglomerate seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeovers, Bloomberg reported.
■ Ratan Tata moves to secure his JLR prize

Chicago mechanics OK contract, return to work after strike

Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Monday after agreeing to a new four-year contract on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks.

Toyota offers souped-up Prius as part of high-performance 'GR' line

Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.

Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'

Canadian workers striking a key GM assembly plant could picket for a long while, Unifor President Jerry Dias said. GM Canada urged Unifor to "resume negotiations."
■ BLOG: Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations
■ GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

New York move opens up Cadillac's world

Cadillac's New York journey has taken it on helicopter rides to the Hamptons, virtual-reality expeditions at auto dealerships, and forays into the worlds of art and fashion.

Interiors reconceived for the self-driving era

Interior suppliers at the Frankfurt auto show signal a growing consensus about how cockpits of the future will look -- with preference for armrest controls, no knobs and no center consoles.
■ Frankfurt's best and wurst
■ Frankfurt photo booth
■ Frankfurt photo booth

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New York move opens up Cadillac's world

Cadillac's New York journey has taken it on helicopter rides to the Hamptons, virtual-reality expeditions at auto dealerships, and forays into the worlds of art and fashion.

New dealer confidence index edges up

Dealers expect the auto market will remain strong in the near term, but profitability is constrained by market conditions and competition, a new survey found.

Honda's packs N-Box with surprises

Honda's redesigned N-Box minicar touts an improved powertrain and driver assist safety technologies to hang on to its title as Japan's No.1 minicar .

Frankfurt photo booth

A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.

Mazda upgrading U.S. dealership network

Mazda has embarked on a three-year dealership upgrade targeting more than 100 outlets across the United States as part of its push to polish its brand image and achieve 2...

Frankfurt's best and wurst

Spread out over an area roughly the size of Delaware but with better currywurst, the biennial Frankfurt Motor Show is the perfect place to take in the sights and flavors of...

FIRST OF A 2-PART SERIES

GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
■ No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time
■ GM's complex relationship with IT

Beyond Bond

As Aston Martin transforms itself from a low-volume builder of just a few grand touring models into a high-end purveyor of supercars, it's changing its marketing to match.
■ Marketing Insights Section

DEALER SPEAKS: BILL MCDANIELS

'The car business will become an Amazon.com'

Builder-dealer Bill McDaniel says a few auto retailing groups will control the entire industry in a few years, with huge sway over products and pricing.

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